Due to rights issues, the audio of this interview is not available online. Please contact San Diego State University, Special Collections and Archives if you wish to be granted access to the original audio. Larry McCaffery interviews Ron Hansen in Hansen’s house in Mountain View. The interview begins with a discussion of the origins of Hansen’s most recent novel, Mariette in Ecstasy. Hansen describes the background and research in writing his first two novels. Hansen discusses his biography. McCaffery and Hansen discusses their mutual Catholic upbringings and how Hansen’s impacted his fiction. Hansen concludes by describing the plot to what would become his 1996 novel Atticus.